Trending in New Orleans: birthday wishes for Chris Brown



I mentioned before how Twitter recently brought its Trends feature to New Orleans, allowing us a window to the online inanities of our neighbors. Assuming Twitter would be abuzz with discussion about terrible Mexican restaurants, I was surprised to see birthday wishes for known girlfriend-beater (and also hip-hop artist) Chris Brown as one of the top trending topics.

While many of the tweets for #happybirthdaychrisbrown are things along the lines of "WHY IS THIS A TRENDING TOPIC??", there's many like these:


And like these:


That'll be a fun marriage!

Does anyone know why this guy is still famous? Is his music that good? Why the intense loyalty — especially among women?

Anyway, get back to talking about margaritas.

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